Founded in 2013 by Trish Caller – Genius PR & Events started out as Taunton Comedy Festival with a huge marquee in the grounds of Taunton School.
Following the huge success of the first festival show Taunton Comedy Festival became Taunton Comedy and we started to book and promote shows at more and more venues across Taunton and then expanded further afield to other towns and villages in Somerset – Genius PR & Events was born!
Trish’s dream has always been to make Somerset the Edinburgh of the South – Not just once a year but top quality comedy shows across Somerset all year round.
Peter Andre & Trish
The pubs and hotels grew into weekends of comedy in local theatres. Trish now books comedy into The McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater and lots of other locations including a brewery!
Undoubtedly the biggest show to date was Russell Howard at Wellsprings, Taunton in April 2016! 1,000 seats sold in under 24 hours! What a night! With over £20,000 donated to a local charity…
Genius began to get enquiries from all over Somerset to organise various shows and events. We brought Peter Andre to Taunton town centre to promote his new fragrance, with many thousands of people queuing to meet Peter and have their photo taken with him. A fantastic day for Taunton!
So far we have brought the following comedy stars to Somerset, and the list is growing daily!
Russell Howard, Mark Watson, Milton Jones, Ellie Taylor, Sarah Calman, Russell Kane, Charlie Baker, Tom Allen, Sara Pascoe, Zoe Lyons, Joel Dommett, etc, etc….
I am sure we have missed loads off this list! (check back for new names!)
Finally…..why has this happened?
Because Trish is Somerset born and bred, living in Taunton with her fab husband and 2 great children, as well as the recent exciting arrival of her 1st grandson – born in June 2017.
Genius are genuinely passionate about making Somerset an awesome place to live, work and visit…!!
We consistently produce fabulous events, bringing people into the county to help the local economy whether filling pubs, clubs, restaurants, shops, hotels and venues…all year around.
We always look to use local caterers and suppliers, so that the whole community can benefit always aiming to reach our goal of..
“Making Somerset the Edinburgh of the South!”
The future plans are looking to be even bigger and better than the initial dreams….